Aussie lawyer to take top post as big 4's global head of legal services

By Emma Ryan|25 July 2019

An Australian-based lawyer has been selected as the new global head of legal services for KPMG, marking the first time a local has been selected for the role.

From 1 August, Stuart Fuller will take over as the big four's new global head of legal services. 

Mr Fuller is currently the head of KPMG Law in Australia and Asia-Pacific Regional Leader for Legal Services. He will continue to be based in Australia in his new role.

In congratulating Mr Fuller, Gary Wingrove, CEO at KPMG Australia said: “Stuart has outstanding international experience, understands the demands of cross-border transactions and the pressures of operating in a global environment but also brings the local view from his excellent track record in both the Australian and Asia-Pacific legal and business markets."

The appointment of Mr Fuller sees Kate Marshall, a partner in KPMG Law in Australia, step up as the new head of KPMG Law in Australia, also effective 1 August.

“With the appointment of Kate Marshall, we have a leader who is an expert in the key areas of emerging technologies, privacy compliance, and digital strategy," Mr Wingrove said.

"In addition, Kate’s data breach experience, and her recent work with KPMG’s forensic and cyber teams make her ideally suited to drive growth in a time when business is looking for strong guidance in these key areas.”

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